Research Infrastructure of UKIM

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje with new laboratory in its research infrastructure 

The laboratory for Chemical Analysis of Primary Agricultural Products and their Processed Products (L-07) at the @Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food - Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, on 1 September 2023, received an Accreditation Certificate, issued by the Institute for Accreditation of the R. of North Macedonia (MKS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018) for the analytical method for the determination of acesulfame K, sodium saccharin, aspartame, caffeine, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate in beverages.

This analytical method can be useful for manufacturers of beverages and other food products, inspection authorities, researchers and academia, as well as consumers. In addition to the accredited method, the laboratory also performs other chemical analyses that contribute to determining the food quality and safety.

The accreditation was realised within the project "Development and validation of an analytical method for the simultaneous determination of preservatives, sweeteners and caffeine in beverages", head of the project PhD @Lenche Velkoska-Markovska, full professor, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of the R. of North Macedonia.

e-IRG Workshop  

Workshop organized by E-Infrastructure Reflection Group on the occasion of the Slovenian Presidency, took place on 1 - 2 December 2021.

The three main topics addressed were:
  • Need for resilient and reconfigurable e-Infrastructures,
  • Gender balance in e-Infrastructures, careers in e-Infrastructures and
  • Western Balkans and EU collaboration.

The e-IRG Workshop addressed the need for a stable European neighbourhood, considering EU collaboration in the Western Balkan region, particularly in the area of research Infrastructures and electronic infrastructures (e-Infrastructures).

One of the speaker at e-IRG Workshop was Anastas Mishev, Ph.D., professor at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje.

More info here.

Laboratory for Materials and Nanotechnology 

Within the project "Application of ionizing radiation in nanotechnologies (MAK1003)" led by Ph.D. Anita Grozdanov, full professor at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy,UKIM, funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA, in the period 2019/2021, at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy is equipped the Laboratory for Materials and Nanotechnologies.

Four new instruments have been installed: EDAX electron microscope; Combined Raman spectrometer with electrochemical unit for cyclic voltammetry and amperometry; Combined DSC with TGA up to a maximum of 1600 C; Calorimetric bomb for iso and dynamic mode.

Five study visits of full professors and six trainings of assistant professors and assistants were realized in the laboratories of : the University of Lodz, Poland; University of Alicante, Spain; Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey; and the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Serbia.